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Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Names New Dean to Succeed Paul Danos

Photo by Laura DeCapua

Photo by Laura DeCapua

In case you missed it, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business last week named an insider to become its 10th dean, replacing outgoing Dean Paul Danos, who steps down in June. Tuck Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Faculty Matthew Slaughter will step into the role vacated by Danos, who announced in March that he would not seek reappointment at the end of his fifth term as the school’s dean.

An expert in globalization and a scholar of international economics,Slaughter joined the Tuck faculty in 2002 and has held several key leadership roles since then. In addition to his current role as associate dean for faculty, Slaughter was also the founding faculty director of Tuck’s Center for Global Business and Government and previouly served as associate dean for the MBA program. He also served on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President of the United States from 2005 to 2007.

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Columbia Business School Launches New Center for Social Enterprise 

300px-Columbia_University_01The big news out of Columbia Business School (CBS) today is the creation of a new center devoted to social enterprise. A generous endowment gift from Sandra and Tony Tamer will establish the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, which will be devoted to developing leaders focused on impacting society and the environment through management. The new center will also serve as a hub for all future social entrepreneurship activities at Columbia.

The Tamers’ gift expands CBS’s existing Social Enterprise Program, establishing the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures, which will provide seed grants of up to $25,000 to select nonprofit, for-profit or hybrid early-stage social ventures centered on social innovation and impact. It also allows for expansion of the existing Loan Assistance program, which helps alleviate the burden of repaying educational loans for MBA graduates who pursue careers in the public, nonprofit and social entrepreneurial sectors. The Tamers’ gift will expand this program, increasing the number of alumni it helps as well as the duration of the loan assistance from a maximum of five years to 10 years.   Continue reading…

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The MBA Tour Hosts Events Across North America in 2015

If you’re considering pursuing an MBA degree, attending an MBA fair is a great place to start. The MBA Tour is hosting 6 events across North America this winter 2015.

What are the benefits of attending an MBA Tour conference? Hear from students who have attended:


MeetUp Sessions provide an opportunity for candidates to meet one on one and in small groups with admission directors and alumni from various programs. Meeting in-person allows candidates to make a personal connection with their top-choice schools and enhances the overall MBA application process by keeping lines of communication open with admission representatives. Continue reading…

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Harvard Business School to Send Out Round 2 Interview Invitations Beginning Tomorrow

interview9As applicants to Harvard Business School (HBS) are probably well aware, Admissions Director Dee Leopold and her team are scheduled to send out the first of its Round 2 interview invitations tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28th. What about the blizzard that’s blanketing the northeastern portion of the United States, you wonder? As of yesterday, Leopold expected that invites will still go out as planned, at noon Boston time. “If we need to delay, we will let you know via this blog, a general announcement on the admissions website and also with a voicemail recording on our general phone line,” she wrote in a post to her Director’s Blog, but as of this writing, no updates.

So, some details about HBS interview invites. They will go out in two waves, one tomorrow, and a second on February 4th. Historically, HBS has sent out the bulk of its invites in the first wave. Leopold offered that her best guess is that roughly 600 applicants will receive invitations tomorrow, with another 200 or so receiving invitations next week. “I’ve said this before, but please don’t speculate or develop theories or algorithms about first vs. second,” she urged. “It doesn’t work that way. And it has nothing to do with when you submitted, where you live, or the first letter of your last name.” Continue reading…

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Tell Us Tuesday: Submit an Interview Report for Johnson, Stanford, Stern, Tuck, INSEAD, or Ross and Receive a $10 Gift Card!

Interview 4Thanks to everyone who submitted an interview report!

If you’re interested in sharing your interview experience, we’ll be awarding a $10 Amazon gift certificate to each applicant who submits an interview report for Stanford GSB, Dartmouth / Tuck, Cornell / Johnson, INSEAD, NYU / Stern, or Michigan / Ross through 5pm EST next Tuesday, February 3!  We will send gift cards by e-mail. Each person can only receive one gift card. Continue reading…

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LBS MBA Admissions Interview Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Off-Campus

lbsThe following is a London Business School MBA Admissions Interview Report provided by a recent applicant:

I received my invitation email, which said I should reach out to the alumna assigned as my interviewer in Dubai and set up an interview within two weeks. Continue reading…

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Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Early Decision / Adcom / On-Campus

300px-Columbia_University_01The following is a report from a recent applicant who provided their Columbia EMBA admissions interview questions:

I applied early decision to the EMBA – Saturday program. My interview was on Wednesday and I received an offer for admission the next day. The interview lasted only 30 mins. The atmosphere was formal. I wore a business suit and my interviewer was dressed in business formal as well. There was a third person in the room taking notes. This is not common. I was told that this person is new and will be listening in. I was asked the following questions.
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Harvard Business School Reins Supreme in Financial Times Global MBA Rankings

300px-Harvard_business_school_baker_library_2009a1For the third consecutive year and the sixth since the rankings debuted in 1999, Harvard Business School (HBS) appears at the top of the Financial Times Global MBA annual rankings, released yesterday. London Business School continued its upward climb, ascending into the number two spot from number three last year. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania moved up a spot as well, to third. Stanford Graduate School of Business, meanwhile, fell from the number two spot last year to share fourth this year with INSEAD.

The FT compiles its annual global MBA rankings based on two surveys of the business schools and their alumni. (For this year rankings, alumni who graduated in 2011 were surveyed.) Based on the responses to these surveys, the MBA programs are ranked according to the career progression of their alumni, the school’s idea generation and the diversity of students and faculty. Continue reading…

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Admissions Tip: The Interview Final Touch

interview-questionsOver the last months, we’ve focused on helping applicants prepare to answer the various questions they’ll be posed during their interviews, but there is one in particular to which we have not paid much attention.  Today, we wanted to offer a few tips in navigating the nearly inevitable interview finisher: “Do you have any questions for me?”

This seems like a harmless inquiry, and indeed poses a great opportunity, but there’s actually a fine line to walk here.  You certainly want to take advantage of this opportunity to show the interviewer that you appreciate his or her time, perspective and knowledge.  In determining what to ask, however, you need to avoid those questions to which you could easily find an answer on the school’s website (remember that it’s imperative that you show you’ve done your homework), as well as those that are so specific or obscure that they will stump the interviewer.  Another sort of question to avoid are those that seem to be critical of the program or too concerned with other applicants; now is not the time to ask about application volume or the strength of the pool this year. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Life As Usual

sunriseWelcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, the column in which we summarize happenings in the business school blogosphere. This week, current students are enjoying life in business school, while applicants have been quiet after the Round 1 decision announcements and the Round 2 deadlines.  Continue reading…

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